You Mad: Four Signs You’re the Hating Single Friend

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By Dominique Cobb The hating single friend is the worst kind of hater, mostly because your shade is so well developed that you don’t even notice that you are throwing it. You assumed  that  you were happy when your best friend entered into a relationship. After all, that’s your homie… your right hand… your ace […]

Pharrell’s G I R L Album Cover & The Truth About Colorism In The Black Community

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The anticipated release of “G I R L,” the first album by Pharrell Williams in eight years, has been met with open arms by the hip hop community. It’s no secret that Skateboard P and his unique attributes of song, rap, and production have augmented the genre into an enjoyable and quality experience. This is […]

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5 Names You Should Never Call a Black Woman

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There’s a long list of names, words, or phrases that women don’t like being called or associated with at all. Much like other words, it doesn’t mean that women haven’t owned their fair share of them and started to use them as terms of endearment. What it does mean is that a man would be […]

Excuse Me Miss: Why Men Cat-Call Women Aggressively In Big Cities

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I need some advice.  I grew up in Oakland, California, which is technically a city but in most parts doesn’t feel like one. It’s just the hood. I recently moved to Philly for college, and while I love it here, I can’t deal with some of the men I encounter. Take note of the “some” […]

The Worst Thing a Man Can Do To a Woman

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I came across the following Salon article due to this introductory clause on their Twitter account, “This is the absolute worst thing a man can say to a woman.” “Smile, baby”: The words no woman wants to hear Yesterday, I missed a train and I was frustrated, hot and tired. A man standing in the […]

The Business of Relationships: How Men Can Measure Their Value to a Woman

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In our capitalist society, it is amazing that our romantic ideals have remained uninfluenced by our obsession with money. We still believe that love is some emotional, mystical feeling devoid of logic and reason, something you “just feel”. But there are concrete areas of companionship that, if identified and cultivated, can help us improve the […]

Five Ways Hating Ass Friends Show Themselves

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When you and your friends enter a social setting, the goal is to enjoy yourselves and have a great time. In the course of your social interactions, you may come across a group of the opposite sex with whom you want to converse. Sometimes it’s just for normal conversation, other times there’s some initial attrraction […]

Ladies, A Man Can’t Lead You on Forever

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  By choice or circumstance – perhaps I agreed to sell my soul writing for a respectable paycheck in a past life – I have predominately written about sex and relationships for the greater portion of the decade I’ve been writing on-line (For the record, I actually write about a wide variety of topics, which people […]

Men Are Intimidated By You Because…

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There are women going around saying confidently that, “Men are intimidated by me.” It’s true, some men feel intimidated at times, but moreso by the thought of rejection than the actual woman. When a man approaches a woman, at that particular moment in time, she becomes a symbol of rejection; we (men and women) all […]

7 Guidelines to A Successful Summer Fling

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  I certainly never planned to be in this position. Actually, I did. I followed the advice of a close friend who told me that after April it really made no sense to get into anything too serious because the summer was coming and at that point it’d be a better dating pool. Does that […]